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Bourton and Brockton rockface inspections – closure of sections of B4378 from 23 November

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

Two sections of the B4378 at Brockton and Bourton will be closed to traffic for six days from Monday 23 November 2020 between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

These road closures, which will run consecutively, are required to enable rockfaces adjacent to the carriageway to be inspected, and the road must be closed to enable the positioning of access equipment and removal of loose materials from the rock faces on to the carriageway.

Bourton Rockfaces on the B4378 will be inspected first, under a road closure from Monday 23 November to Wednesday 25 November 2020.

Brockton Rockfaces, further south along the B4378, will then be inspected from Thursday 26 November to Monday 30 November 2020.

When the road is closed, traffic will be diverted along the B4378, A458 and B4368 by a signed diversion.

The road closure will be implemented and maintained by the council’s term maintenance contractor Kier. The inspection work will being undertaken by Arbus, with supervision being provided by WSP on behalf of Shropshire Council.

Steve Davenport, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for highways and transport, said:-

“I am sure everyone will agree that inspecting these rockfaces is essential for our safety, and hope that the need for diversions over this week will not hamper people’s journeys too much.”

David Turner, local Shropshire Councillor for Much Wenlock, said:-

“The B4378 is a route I use frequently and know that, from time to time, debris falls onto the highway. Before the winter frosts it’s vital to take steps to reduce the risk.”